iOS App Store Adopts the New In-App Purchase Indicator
Following the countless accidental iTunes bills stemming from unintentional in-app purchases, Apple started displaying in the App Store whether or not the application had in-app purchases
right under the price tag of the application about a week ago. Notably, the feature was only available for the desktop version of the App Store.
It would appear that over the course of the last week, Apple has finished rolling out the same feature for the mobile App Store on iOS. As shown above, any applications with in-app purchases now show the same line of text saying, “Offers in-app purchases” right under the rating of the application.
Notably, Apple was able to change this without issuing an iOS update:
’ style of App Store applications is becoming more popular as time goes on. A freemium application is a free application that offers purchasable content to speed up the game, or to unlock new features that might otherwise not be available or might take a lot of time to unlock without buying.
It’s good to see that Apple is taking steps to help make it more obvious when in-app purchases are available. Many of the scenarios in the past
dealing with accidental iTunes bills stem from the fact that the App Store says the application is free and so a child might think that the in-app purchase is free as well.
Sources: App Store
Thanks for the tip Bill!